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  • Baby Sleeping in a Box
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Pros of Having Your Baby Sleep in a Box
    New Jersey recently became the first in the U.S. to launch a universal Baby Box program, which, according to research, reduces infant mortality rates, including Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome. (SUIDS). According to NPR, Alabama and Ohio ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Kids Playing with Vegetables
    Babies and Toddlers
    7 Tricks to Get Your Toddler to Eat His Veggies
    Toddlers and tomatoes just don't go together. Or, do they? Figuring out how to get your toddler to eat his vegetables is a tricky science that parents have been experimenting with for centuries. Next time your little one has a blow up at the sigh...
    Angela Tague
  • Introducing Cereal to Infants
    Starting Solids
    When Should You Introduce Cereal to Your Infant?
    It's hard to know when your baby is ready for cereals and other solid foods. We got a doctor to weigh in on exactly when to start solids. ...
  • Woman choosing a birth control method
    Babies and Toddlers
    Which Method of Birth Control is Right For You?
    Finding the right birth control can seem a bit overwhelming-- after all, there are more than 20 methods to prevent pregnancy. Before making your decision, it's important to research options and educate yourself and your partner. We're here to inf...
    Courtney Key
  • Crying Baby Girl
    Babies and Toddlers
    Decoding Your Baby's Cries: How to Figure Out What She Needs
    Suddenly, your baby starts wailing. Is she hungry? Overtired? In pain? Or does she just need to let out some steam? Figuring out the source of babies' cries can be tough, especially for first-time parents. Here's everything you need to know about...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Newborn hand holding mother
    Babies and Toddlers
    What's It REALLY Like Having a Newborn Baby at Home?
    The arrival of your little bundle of joy means you've entered the brave, new world of parenthood. Pregnancy is in the past. No more doctor visits, no more blood draws, and no more labor pains. The unsolicited advice is sure to continue, though, s...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Adoption Cost
    Government Funding for Adoption
    Government Funding for Adoption Federal and some state governments now offer a number of benefits or reimbursements for some adoption costs. Federal laws also require employers that provide health insurance to give the same insurance to newly-ad...
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    Book Finder
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  • Close Up of Sleeping Baby
    Babies and Toddlers
    Understanding (and Coping With) Sleep Regression in Your Child
    For parents of little ones, sleep is a precious commodity. As valuable as the air you breathe and the food you eat. Sleep is just as, if not more, important for babies and infants. And as it always seems to be the way, just when your bundle of jo...
    Steven Auger
  • Happy mom and baby boy
    Babies and Toddlers
    How to Handle Reflux & Spit Up in Your Infant
    Most babies spit up, and some babies are diagnosed with acid reflux. I was a naive, mother-to-be who envisioned my son sleeping peacefully in his beautiful new crib -- a girl can dream, right? Fast forward a few months, and my son had two extreme...
    Courtney Key
  • Anxious Young Girl
    Babies and Toddlers
    What To Do When Your Child Has Separation Anxiety
    Separation anxiety is something almost every child experiences and it can crop up at various times of life. Early childhood is most frequent, but sometimes older kids experience it too when they face their first sleepover, overnight camp or even ...
    Laura Richards
  • Starting Solids
    Foods to Avoid Feeding Baby
    Growing babies soon start to show interest in trying new foods, and it's normal to want to introduce them to new tastes and textures. But not all foods are safe for your baby. Here is a list of foods you should avoid feeding your baby during the ...
  • Homemade Baby Food Recipes
    Babies and Toddlers
    4 Easy-to-Make Baby Food Recipes
    Making your own healthy and wholesome baby food recipes is easy. Organic foods are best but, if that's not possible for everything, try to to buy organic for the following on what's called the Dirty Dozen list. This includes: apples, peaches, nec...
    Laura Richards
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Winter Coats and Car Seats: An Unsafe Mix
    Protecting your little one is a major concern for all parents, and if you live in a cold and snowy climate, add winter coats and car seats to your list. Thankfully, the American Academy of Pediatrics, through its HealthyChildren.org website, offe...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tips To Ease Teething Pain in Your Baby or Toddler
    There are a handful of reasons babies cry. Outside of the three most common - tired, hungry, and in need of a diaper change –teething is another source of tears. But no matter what the cause, no parent likes to see her little one upset. The Ame...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Your Baby and Teething
    Your Baby and Teething Babyproofing If you use a teether that contains gel, be sure to examine it regularly for cracking or other signs of wear and tear. Certainly teething may also cause some irritability, if not from the pain then from the pr...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One
    For new parents, communicating with your bundle of joy presents a daily puzzle that needs solving. Without the ability so speak, babies rely on crying to express their needs and emotions. One way to bridge the communication gap is through the use...
    Steven Auger